Frank Pratt, a Republican Arizona State Representative was attacked on Christmas day while checking on his swimming pool business. Pratt was left unconscious and tied up at the site. The attacker severely beat the lawmaker and left him alone inside the building. Once outside, the attacker stole Pratt’s vehicle and sped off.
His wife found Pratt a few hours later. Pratt was immediately flown to a nearby hospital where he was treated for his injuries. There are no major bones broken, but there is at least one fracture.
Police are working on finding Pratt’s SUV.
Perhaps robbers feel as though if they commit this type of crime at a business on Christmas day, they are more likely to get away with it, because hardly anyone will be around to report it or to help. Regardless of the attacker’s motivation, it is certainly a Christmas memory the Pratt’s want to put behind them.